Pet Proof your home
The common household is filled with items that could potentially harm a pet. If you toss old razors into your bathroom garbage can without covering it, your pet could get it and end up with cuts. If you leave chocolates within the reach of your pet, you’re likely heading to the vet soon.
When you make the decision to own a pet, you should take the time to research and understand what items you have around that could hurt them.
In the examples above, buying special garbage cans with lids that lock to keep them out or keeping your garbage cans stored behind a pantry or cabinet door would help keep the pets away from getting into the garbage.
Pets, especially dogs, have a way of looking at their owners so sweetly. It is a natural and kind-seeming desire to share of some your food. Unfortunately, animals cannot properly digest all the foods that people eat.
Some foods will cause sickness and could even lead to death soon after they are ingested, and there are others that are bad for animals if consumed regularly. Most foods can lead to upset stomachs, vomiting, and diarrhea – some of the top causes for vet visits. Learn this list and make sure you keep all of these foods out of your pet’s reach to avoid a trip to the vet or worse.
Here are some tips to keep your home safe for your pets:
- Install simple child locks on your cabinet doors to keep pets away from those items stored in the cabinets.
- Make sure you put your tools, medicines and cleaning chemicals out of reach. Either store them in the cabinets or in locked boxes
- Always check the washer and dryer before you start it to confirm that your pet isn’t inside. Keep the doors to it closed in between uses.
- Keep a bowl of clean water within your pets reach, so that they are not tempted to the toilet water.
- Block the way to your balcony for your dogs or get a mini guard to put around your balcony.
- Block the crawl spaces in decks and porches with mesh screen.
- Keep any poisonous weeds off your yards.